Chicory (Cichorium intybus) is a perennial plant with a beautiful blue flower, and has often been described as a coffee substitute. In my opinion, there is no substitute for coffee – coffee is coffee. Ground roasted chicory root can be added to coffee to make a tasty beverage, though! For more links see below.
– Chicory PDF (over 20 pages of detailed info such as history, medicinal uses, etc.): https://www.ediblewildfood.com/edible-wild-plants-pdfs.aspx#ChicoryAnchor
– Chicory (identification, distinguishing features, flowers, leaves, height, habitat & edible parts): https://www.ediblewildfood.com/chicory.aspx
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